5 Detroit Lions miss Thursday’s practice

This coming Sunday, the Detroit Lions will take on the Chicago Bears in what is an ultra-important game for both teams in terms of the NFL playoff picture.

On Thursday, the Lions continued their preparations for the Bears but according to reports, Detroit was down 5 players for today's practice.

The Detroit News is reporting that DL Romeo Okwara, P Sam Martin (abdomen), DT Da'Shawn Hand (ankle), S Tracy Walker (knee) and DT Damon Harrison (rest) sat out of practice on Thursday.

The Lions will release their practice report around 4 p.m. today.